Each year, around 700 people die from ATV accidents and 136,000 are treated in emergency-departments nationwide, some for life-altering injuries. Already this year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has received reports of 130 adults and 28 children who have died in ATV-related accidents around the country. Some tips for staying safe:
Do not permit children younger than 16 years old to drive or ride adult ATVs. Children younger than 16 years old lack the developmental skills to safely drive adult ATVs and according to the commission, more than 90 percent of all ATV-related injuries involve children riding adult ATVs.